Gouffre de Padirac

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The Gouffre of Padirac is the first natural underground heritage site in France. This natural cavity, 33 m broad and 75 m deep, opens the doors to an incredible journey to the centre of the earth.

You will descend by lift or on foot to the heart of the cave, up to 103 m underground, then wander through the galleries and navigate the underground river to discover a multitude of geological wonders shaped by nature over millions of years.
More than 26 million visitors have marvelled at it since it was discovered by Édouard-Alfred Martel in 1889.

Immersive show "Journey to the centre of the Earth, in search of Axel Lidenbrock" on 10 and 11 May 2024 - Booking online.


Pets accepted

Pets accepted : No


Children, Groups, Home school groups, Students, Special rate for disabled people


Picnic area, Bar, Toilets, Car park, Restaurant

Language spoken

German, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch


Coach access, Motorhomes allowed, Shop, Restaurant, Fast food

Min group size

Min group size : 20

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer
  • Online payment

Others Informations

  • Free under : 4


Adult From 18.00 to 22.50 EUR
Child From 13.00 to 17.50 EUR
Teenager From 16.50 to 21.00 EUR
Group adults From 16.50 to 21.00 EUR
Group children From 11.00 to 15.50 EUR


From 27/03 to 03/11/2024
Online booking highly recommended
Timetables & online bookings at www

Contact / Location

Le Gouffre
46500, Padirac
Gouffre de Padirac